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									What is the population of West Contra Costa County?

Contra Costa College serves eleven incorporated and unincorporated cities within the boundaries of West Contra Costa
County. Graph #1 shows the most recent Census 2000 population by city within this catchment area. The graph is
gradated showing the city with the smallest to the largest population size. Note that Rollingwood, Rodeo, East Richmond
and Tara Hills are treated as unincorporated enclaves according to the 2000 census. There was a total population from all
eleven cities of 228,631

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) , Projections 2002 publication, states that comparing the number of
jobs to the number of employed residents in the county gives a rough approximation of the net number of people
commuting.

ABAG's projection is that Contra Costa County will add over 59,000 more people commuting out of Contra Costa County
to work.

(Source of data: ABAG Projections 2002: December 2001: 86)

Is the population in the western part of Contra Costa County growing? Yes, moderately.

West County Growth

ABAG projects growth for West County communities such as Richmond and Hercules. Richmond will add 5,560 and
Hercules 2,430 households during this projected growth. Redeveloped lands near the Richmond Parkway and along I-580
to the San Rafael Bridge will help fuel Richmond's growth. The increase in projected growth for Hercules will stem from its
supply of vacant land and its location at the junction of Highways 80 and 4. Highway 4, between Highway 80 and
Martinez, has recently been increased to four lanes.

( Source of data: ABAG Projections 2002:December 2001:88)




                                TOTAL POPULATION BY CITY (2000 CENSUS DATA)
CITY            POCULATION
Rollingwood           2900
East Richmond         3357
Kensington            4936
Tara Hills            5332
Rodeo                 8717
El Sobrante          12260
Pinole               19039
Hercules             19488
  El Cerrito              23171
  San Pablo               30215
  Richmond                99216
  Total                  228631

Data derived from U.S. Census 2000

								
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